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Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

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9039 S St Landry Ave,
Gonzales, LA 70737

(225) 450-1009

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The 2017 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Gonzales, right in the heart of Ascension Parish.

The two day festival consists of hot air balloon glows, live entertainment, a classic car show, barbecue competition,  great food, nightly fireworks shows, carnival rides and plenty of fun activities for children of all ages.

After a successful 2015 festival, organizers were thrilled to have one of the highest turnouts yet and be named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s top 20 events for September 2016. Unfortunately, the devastating August flooding forced cancellation of the 2016 festival. Organizers are excited to bring the festival back to Ascension Parish in 2017!

The 2017 festival will again take place on the grounds of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. We invite you to bring the entire family down to Ascension Parish September 22 – 23, and see why this year’s Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival is the place to be this fall. Admission is $5.00 for adults, free for children 6 and under.

Hours listed are for the festival office. 

Business Hours

Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM